Proclamation Of Election Dates Is Done By The President – ZEC

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said only President Emmerson Mnangagwa can proclaim dates for elections in the country. The commission makes the remarks at the backdrop of continuous deferment of by-elections meant to fill about 48 parliamentary seats and over 80 council seats left vacant when MDC-T recalled MDC Alliance legislators or councillors. ZEC has been receiving criticism for the deferment of the by-elections. Authorities have been citing the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic as justification for deferring the elections. Zec commissioner Qhubani Moyo Thursday said the electoral management…

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We’ve A Plan For Uzumba – MDC Alliance

Opposition MDC Alliance has said it has a plan to convert the people of Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe from supporting the ruling ZANU PF. Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe is a perennial ZANU PF stronghold and has been a cause for concern for the opposition to date. MDC Alliance Secretary-General, Chalton Hwende, said they have launched the party’s Diaspora Rural Mobilization Initiative. He said: Addressed a meeting of our Windhoek Namibia leadership led by Elisha Chambara. We launched our Diaspora Rural Mobilization Initiative. The leadership twinned with Uzumba to assist turn it Red.…

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State Security minister threatens opposition

STATE Security minister Owen Ncube has threatened to descend heavily on opposition and civic leaders who “invite sanctions from Western countries” under the guise of defending human rights. He made the threats in Gokwe last week, while commissioning road equipment bought by Gokwe South Rural District Council. “Parliament will soon punish through appropriate policies and legislation, misguided elements who campaign for sanctions and punishment for the country under the guise of human rights narrative” Ncube said. “As we move towards 2030, we are aware of political impediments and negative elements…

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“Ushe Madzoro, We’re Next” – Nelson Chamisa

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa Friday said the opposition will win the 2023 election and attain power contrary to the belief that the ruling ZANU PF will rule forever. Chamisa told NewsDay that the era of leaders who abuse State institutions to illegally stay in power was over, warning President Emmerson Mnangagwa that opposition supporters would defend their vote against rigging. The former ICT Minister was responding to Mnangagwa’s utterances in Mutare on Thursday where he said recent events in Zambia where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema won against incumbent President…

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What Happened In Zambia Won’t Happen In Zimbabwe – Mnangagwa

President Emmerson on Thursday scoffed at suggestions that the winds of change blowing across southern Africa would affect Zimbabwe and result in his defeat in the much-anticipated 2023 elections. This comes after Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu lost to opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema in the 12 August poll, while Lazarus Chakwera defeated the incumbent Peter Mutharika in Malawi in 2020. Addressing government officials and businesspeople at the official opening of an oxygen production plant in Mutare, Mnangagwa urged opposition leaders entertaining such a dream to “wake up from their slumber”. He…

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Biti’s Maruva Cabal Plot Chamisa Ouster | REPORT

An MDC Alliance faction backing Tendai Biti, one of party president Nelson Chamisa’s deputies, is vehemently opposed to the latter’s recent decision to forego primary elections ahead of the 2023 general elections. Reports claim Chamisa is in favour of communities choosing their parliamentary candidates for the 2023 elections. But Biti and other members of the Maruva cabal are reportedly resisting the machinations by Chamisa to impose his preferred candidates to consolidate his powers within the party. Bulawayo24 reported a source as saying Biti’s allies have already started campaigning for the primary…

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MDC Alliance UK Denies Links With Deported Zimbabwean Criminals

The MDC Alliance MDC UK and Ireland Provincial Research and Public Policy Portfolio Secretary Danmore Sithole has distanced the party from alleged links to 14 Zimbabwean nationals who were deported from Britain last month after they were designated foreign national offenders. Sithole was responding to articles written by one Masimba Mavaza and published by a local website claiming that the MDC Alliance UK and Ireland chapter is associated with criminals. Said, Sithole: Dr Masimba Mavaza between the 20th of July and the 5th of August 2021 penned seven articles shamelessly…

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MDC Alliance UK Denies Links With Deported Zimbabwean Criminals

The MDC Alliance MDC UK and Ireland Provincial Research and Public Policy Portfolio Secretary Danmore Sithole has distanced the party from alleged links to 14 Zimbabwean nationals who were deported from Britain last month after they were designated foreign national offenders. Sithole was responding to articles written by one Masimba Mavaza and published by a local website claiming that the MDC Alliance UK and Ireland chapter is associated with criminals. Said, Sithole: Dr Masimba Mavaza between the 20th of July and the 5th of August 2021 penned seven articles shamelessly…

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MDC Alliance Principals Get Hard On Mwonzora

Principals who formed the MDC Alliance pact before the 2018 harmonised elections want the MDC-T to reinstate recalled MPs, senators and councillors as part of conditions for comprehensive dialogue with the party’s president, Douglas Mwonzora, it has emerged. One of the MDC Alliance principals, Mathias Guchutu of the Christian Democrats, on Wednesday told NewsDay that Alliance principals will set tough conditions for Mwonzora, which include withdrawing his request to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to suspend by-elections. This comes after Guchutu last month fired the MDC-T from the alliance, saying the party had violated…

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Zivhu : POLAD Needs Chamisa To Gain Relevance

Former Chivi South MP, Killer Zivhu (ZANU PF), says President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Political Actors Dialogue Actors (POLAD) needs MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa to be part of it to become relevant. Zivhu made the remarks after former ZANU PF youth league national commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu told a local daily publication that Chamisa will be isolated if he insists on refusing to join POLAD. However, posting on Twitter, Zivhu said Tsenengamu does not understand politics as Chamisa’s absence from POLAD will not isolate him from his supporters. Said Zivhu: Some politicians don’t…

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